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Playing reindeer games in Lappland

By Sophine Johnsson Okay, you can come. You can bring one friend. I can’t tell you when, or where it will happen. I will be unreachable for the next month because there is no cell phone reception in the mountains. But maybe I will see you there, when it happens.” It was the most vague invitation I [...]

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Published on : 03 Aug 2009

A leafy legacy - The trees of McGill University

New publication about the more than fifty kinds of trees that grace McGill's downtown campus. Authored by Bronwyn Chester, the publication features two self-guided walking tours in booklet form. 7$, available at the Redpath Museum or the McGill Bookstore.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2009

Digging dinosaurs for credit

By Hans Larsson Huge tractors and seeders are parked along the gravel range roads in southern Saskatchewan. Its the middle of May, the snow is gone except for a few patches left in the valleys, and farmers are getting their crops into the ground for this seasons harvest. Im doing kind of the same thing. Ive [...]

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Published on : 14 Jul 2009

Ronald Melzack O.C. – First recipient of the Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award by the Canadian Pain Society

Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Melzack, Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology, who has been awarded the first Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award by the Canadian Pain Society (CPS). The award was presented in Quebec City, Quebec on Friday, May 29th, during the Annual Dinner associated with the CPS Annual Conference.

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Published on : 18 Jun 2009

Scientists capture the first image of memories being made

The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and University of California, Los Angeles has captured an image for the first time of a mechanism, specifically protein translation, which...

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Published on : 18 Jun 2009

Planned power outages at Burnside Hall: June 18 and June 19

Please note that there will be 2 maintenance periods, during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall: Thursday, June 18, 7 am - 8 am Friday, June 19, from 3 am - 8 am There will be no power in the building, except for emergency lights and emergency elevators. IT systems will be running on backup power; however there is a risk that essential IT services may be interrupted.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2009

Another McGill/JGH breakthrough opens door to early Alzheimer's diagnosis

New technique detects possible Alzheimer's biomarker in blood

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Published on : 16 Jun 2009

George Styan – named an Honorary Member in the Statistical Society of Canada

Congratulations to Professor George P.H. Styan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, who has been named an Honorary Member in the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). Honorary Membership of the SSC is awarded to a statistical scientist of outstanding distinction who has contributed to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2009

McGill Expert: Stratospheric balloon telescope launched to unravel secrets of Big Bang

On June 11, the EBEX stratospheric balloon telescope was launched from Ft. Sumner, New Mexico by NASA's Columbia Balloon facility.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2009

Media Expert Alert: Canada getting out of medical isotope production

Canada is getting out of medical isotope production, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday as the world struggles with the shutdown of an aging Canadian reactor that makes a big chunk of the global supply.

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Published on : 11 Jun 2009

McGill nets three of 20 inaugural NSERC CREATE grants

$4.94 million to support training next generation of researchers for careers in industry, government or academia

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Published on : 09 Jun 2009

Three prominent McGillians appointed to the Order of Quebec

Principal Munroe-Blum; distinguished neuropsychologist and surgeon among new inductees

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Published on : 08 Jun 2009

Emma Sheard – 2009 Boldy Award

Kudos to Emma Sheard! Ms. Sheard, a Master of Science student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is the winner of the 2009 Julian Boldy award presented annually by the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2009